Oct 13th, 2017
Despite the inability of republicans in Congress to roll back the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Trump has promised an executive order to offer relief to healthcare consumers facing rising insurance premiums. He is using “the power of the pen,” according to a tweet, to overhaul healthcare. Under the ACA, new insurance requirements prohibited insurers from denying sick ...
Oct 2nd, 2017
Tom Price resigned Sept. 29 as secretary of Health and Human Services. In recent weeks, Politico reported that Price had spent over $400,000 in taxpayer money for chartered flights (previous HHS secretaries have flown commercial). Politico also later revealed that the White House had approved the use of military aircraft to fly Price and his ...
Jun 9th, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking comment on how it can create a more patient-centered healthcare system that adheres to the key principles of affordability, accessibility, quality, innovation, and empowerment. An Executive Order President Trump issued on Jan. 20, entitled, “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable ...
In CMS
Mar 21st, 2017
It may be spring, but the freeze is still on in Washington, D.C. — the “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” memorandum, or Freeze Memo, that is. The Freeze Memo encourages agencies to temporarily postpone the effective date of regulations that have been published in the Federal Register, but have not taken effect, for 60 days from the date ...
Mar 6th, 2017
During a Joint Address to Congress, Feb. 28, President Trump called on Democrats and Republicans to repeal and replace Obamacare with reforms that expand choice, increase access, lower costs, and provider better healthcare. “Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country,” Trump said. “The way to make health insura...